TL;DR: I did not get a single thing that I had hoped for in this finale. Not one. (Okay, maybe one technically, but the fulfillment of it it entirely denied the spirit of that hope.) Consider me underwhelmed and disappointed.
Having said that, I do not begrudge Yeon-joo and Chul their romantic happy ending. After all, you can’t have the “bad ending” twenty minutes into the episode if you’re not going to spend the remaining forty minutes salvaging it. I just felt…exhausted by the end of it, though. Yeon-joo and Chul were, too, but really I was more concerned about them getting something to eat and several hours of uninterrupted sleep than I was about a romantic reconnection between them. Their reunion didn’t give me the kind of joy I was hoping for–
But maybe that was on purpose, considering the general tone of the episode. The one swoon-worthy moment in the whole thing was when Chul finally told Yeon-joo he loved her, which was very nicely done. And their whole reunion is possible solely because Seung-moo sacrificed himself. Like…how do you create a functional, healthy relationship with that lurking forever in the background? Continue reading “W: Two Worlds, Episode 16 (END)”